LAWRENCE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera wants to hire more than a dozen nurses, who were recently furloughed amid the coronavirus pandemic, to work for the city.
"Even if I can get half of them to make calls from their homes into households in Lawrence," Mayor Rivera told WBZ NewsRadio. "Either to check in on coronavirus people, or to check in on elderly people who might be feeling ill at home."
The sixteen nurses were part of a group of 160 employees who were furloughed for four weeks from Lawrence General Hospital effective Monday. The Mayor is adamant the nurses' skills can be put to good use in the Merrimack Valley.
"There's a slew of things we can have them do," Rivera told WBZ NewsRadio.
WBZ NewsRadio's Karyn Regal (@KarynRegal) reports: